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Florida Forest Service Announces Long Leaf Pine Program for Landowners

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

The Florida Forest Service announced that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, July 13, 2018. The goal of the program is to increase the acreage of healthy Longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida by helping non-industrial private forest landowners make the long-term investment required to …


Georgia Governor Signs Agribusiness Legislation into Law

Dan Education, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

With a long list of legislation impacting agribusiness, Georgia Governor Deal never hesitated in signing every one of them. We are grateful for the legislators and Governor Deal for their support of our state’s ag and forestry interests. Here’s the quick summary of new ag laws starting July 1, 2018: GATE: Much needed changes to the GATE program are included in HB …

southern pine beetle

Florida Forest Service Accepting Applications to Help Landowners Combat Devastating Southern Pine Beetle

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

To help combat the invasive Southern Pine Beetle, which is currently present in 52 infestation sites throughout six Florida counties, the Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program from non-industrial, private forest landowners through June 29, 2018.  The program is limited to 44 northern Florida counties, the known range of the …


UF/IFAS Student from Union County Awarded First Roland T. Stern Scholarship Award

Dan Education, Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Chad Nolan Ward, Jr. hails from a long line of forestry workers. The Union County resident and University of Florida student says the profession is in his blood. “My father is a third-generation logger and owns the family business, Chad Ward Enterprises,” Ward said. “I knew as a small child that I wanted to continue the family legacy.” Now his …


Enjoy the Great Outdoors This Summer: Maybe Even a Florida Forest

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Research

Feel an itch to see the “Real Florida?” Summer is just about here, so you can take the kids to theme parks, but the Sunshine State offers much more, if you want to venture outdoors. You might even try a forest. With the start of ecotourism season, visitors to Florida can explore everything from vineyards to farms to scenic trails. …


Secretaries Perdue and Zinke Join Forces to Combat 2018 Wildfire Season

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Thursday hosted a fire briefing for Members of Congress at the Department of Agriculture detailing the wildfire forecast for 2018. Following the meeting, the secretaries sent a letter to wildland fire leadership highlighting the importance of inter-departmental collaboration to increase firefighter, public, and community safety as the 2018 wildfire season approaches. …